StoneKap's people philosophy is rooted in a desire to work among a group of individuals who are: talented, self-motivated, diligent, trustworthy, relational, adaptable, and fun. Individually and collectively, we aim to excel.
StoneKap's process philosophy embodies the idea that visual storytelling is inherently collaborative. We tell a client's story, not our own, which requires a great deal of active listening, empathizing with a client's stated needs and goals, and discovering the true audience, message, and goal of the project. Once this foundation is set, our goal is to communicate frequently, engage proactively, and ultimately make the process enjoyable.
StoneKap’s product philosophy is based in the artisanship of visual storytelling. Engaging, effective videos are the result of thorough, well-thought-out concepts and planning. We are invested in the quality of our craftsmanship, and we are committed to working until the client’s expectations for the project are met.
StoneKap 2015 Demo
StoneKap DP Tyler Clark filming for Invent Now
Editor Patrick Casteel, Director Ryan Galbraith and DP Tyler Clark
On site of The Hopewell Project
Editor Patrick Casteel Filming at the Pro Football Hall of Fame
This video tells the story of Dale Lauren Foland, the founder of StoneKap's parent company, Lauren International. Dale began the flagship division of Lauren International, Lauren Manufacturing, in 1965. Through Dale's unique vision, Lauren grew into nine diverse companies, ranging from manufacturing to video production.
Dale - The Future Starts With The Past
Weaver Leather Custom
The StoneKap creative team worked with Weaver Leather to produce a brand video and micro-website for their rapidly growing custom leather manufacturing business. The expert craftsmen at Weaver produce awesome work right here in the heart of America, and it was a true pleasure to help tell their story!
Rotor DR1 is a full-length feature film created by StoneKap Entertainment.
After a viral epidemic eliminates 90% of the world’s population, the survivors struggle to rebuild and reconnect with the world they’ve lost. Autonomous drones, originally meant to deliver vaccinations for the deadly disease, now fly aimlessly through the sky and are hunted for their parts and power sources.
But when a 16-year-old boy named Kitch stumbles upon a peculiar drone named DR1, clues about his long-lost father begin to surface. As Kitch defends his new drone from a local crime syndicate, he befriends one of its members, a young woman named Maya. With Maya’s encouragement and DR1 leading the way, the three travelers set out on a journey to find Kitch’s father. Potential enemies lurk around every corner and Kitch, Maya and DR1 must work together to navigate the unknown and find the answers they seek.
Community Collaborated Entertainment:
Community collaborated entertainment incorporates audience input and feedback into the content as it is created and developed. Community collaborators give feedback on story elements, characters, props, wardrobe, locations, casting and all other aspects of production, helping the production team make decisions and engaging the audience in the creative process.
Rotor DR1 is the first feature film developed as community collaborated entertainment and was meant to pioneer innovative methods of creative development. During preproduction, the Rotor DR1 team provided a basic story concept to the community and then used the community’s insight to build the DR1 universe. Rotor DR1’s goal was to use the global community feedback to influence all aspects of production, creating truly collaborative entertainment with an audience that is involved from the ground up.
Director Chad Kapper, DP Tyler Clark, and UPM James Waters
Kitch (Christian Kapper) and Maya (Natalie Welch)
Rotor DR1 Blu-ray
Rotor DR1 was released on DVD & Blu-ray on October 20, 2015, through distributor Cinema Libre Studio.
New Philadelphia Fire Department
In 2015, StoneKap created videos and a marketing campaign for the New Philadelphia, Ohio, Fire Department as they garnered support for funds to build a new fire station building.
Keep New Philadelphia Safe
Campaign video for NPFD
New Philadelphia Kids Thank the Fire Department
New Media: Flite Test
A new media experiment, Flite Test came to life in 2010 under the direction and creative power of the StoneKap team and current Flite Test leader Josh Bixler. Since then, Flite Test has grown to a community of over 370,000 YouTube subscribers and over 63 million total video views! That success has enabled Flite Test to become its own company with an amazingly talented team. What started at StoneKap has flourished with the Flite Test team and their dedicated audience members.
Flite Test was created by StoneKap for people passionate about flight. It a show for the people that build and fly planes and helicopters as a hobby, the dreamers and engineers that get a thrill from the first launch of a maiden flight. The show personifies the veteran and the beginner alike, giving them a chance to share common experiences with others, in turn, enhancing the R/C community. Flite Test was designed to empower its audience. Its humor, technology and information appeal to the R/C flight crowd as a whole, and the show entertains, educates and elevates its viewers at through quality content.
Click the videos to see examples of StoneKap's Motion Graphics and 3D Animation capabilities.
Timken - Pop-Up
A200 3D Animation
3D animation for All-Flo Pump Co.
Timken - EBIT to BIC
Motion graphics created for our sister company, Lauren Innovations.
Hyatt Legal ID Theft 2015
Hyatt Legal Myths
Hyatt Home Buying
SD Myers - 3D Trade Show Video
StoneKap's creative team helped develop the Lodestar Guidance leadership program. We created videos, interactive lesson guide bulletins, and a dedicated website to be used as teaching resources for each Lodestar character principle.
Lodestar Guidance Trailer
On Set of Orderliness
On Set of Sincerity
On Set of Restraint
Invent Now, Inc.
StoneKap created video vignettes for Invent Now to showcase American innovators and inventors that have been inducted to the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Invent Now Overview
Overview for the National Inventors Hall of Fame
Vignette of Ioannis Yannis, inventor of artificial skin.
Vignette of Jaap Haartsen, inventor of bluetooth wireless technology.
Vignette of George Alcorn, inventor of the x-ray spectrometer.
Corporate Leader Vignettes
StoneKap created video vignettes for members of the Lauren International executive team showcasing their individual personalities and the Lauren philosophy.
Jim Nixon, LMI Custom Mixing
Chris Pfeiffer, Lauren AgriSystems
Chad Kapper, StoneKap
Kevin Gray, Lauren International
Ted Gentsch, Lauren International
Chuck Laney, Lauren Illumination
Lisa Huntsman, Lauren Manufacturing
Jim Hummel, Lauren Innovations
Dave Gingrich, Lauren International
The Hopewell Project
StoneKap worked with Safe & Sound cofounder Michele Gay to create The Hopewell Project, an online community and web series of hope and healing. Inspired by Michele's road to recovery after her daughter Josephine was killed at Sandy Hook, The Hopewell connects people with individuals, information and resources to support recovery, resiliency and healing in their own lives.